Bug 1263957 - checksec failures for many ghc-* packages
Summary: checksec failures for many ghc-* packages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghc-rpm-macros
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-17 07:54 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2017-08-08 12:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 12:14:50 UTC

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Description Alexander Todorov 2015-09-17 07:54:24 UTC
Description of problem:

For many ELF objects in the ghc-* packages checkse reports Partial RELRO and No canary found. Best fix is to update the RPM macros and do a mass rebuild. For more info please see:


Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 15:46:18 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2016-03-07 14:48:23 UTC
I will try to look into this later.

As I recall I had to remove some cflags since they were breaking ghc compiling.

Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2016-06-06 04:16:33 UTC
Basically I am disabling %_hardened_ldflags when building Fedora Haskell packages.

If I don't do that I run into for example when building hscolour:

Language/Haskell/HsColour.hs:94:55: Warning: Tab character
[ 1 of 16] Compiling Language.Haskell.HsColour.General ( Language/Haskell/HsColour/General.hs, dist/build/Language/Haskell/HsColour/General.p_o )
/usr/bin/ld: -r and -pie may not be used together
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.FCoO08 (%build)

Any ideas how I can workaround this?

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